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Pochettino hails Kane as striker hits another treble

Tottenham Hotspur 4 Stoke City 0

By Tom Allnutt

Hat-trick hero Harry Kane is already well on his way to becoming a Tottenham legend, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Kane scored his second treble in a week, and third in nine matches, as Spurs hammered Stoke 4-0 to move up to second in the Premier League table.

Dele Alli added the fourth before half-time as Tottenham reduced the gap behind Chelsea to 10 points and pulled four clear of Liverpool in fifth.

Kane continues to rack up impressive numbers at White Hart Lane. His first against Stoke was his 100th career goal at club level and means he is the first Spurs player since Jimmy Greaves to score 20 in three consecutive seasons.

"I think Harry has it all and the profile to be a legend here, if he has not already started to be a legend here with the goals he is scoring," Pochettino said.

"With how he behaves, how professional he is, how like a man he is - he has the perfect profile to be a legend here at Tottenham.

"I think yes, he is one of the best strikers in Europe.

"It is not new for me. It does not surprise me because I have said many times he is one of the best strikers in the world.

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